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. >>> a commuter alert now in virginia. state police are on the scene of a serious multicar crash on eastbound i-66. officials tell 9 news now all lanes of eastbound i-66 have been shut down after a collision involving at least three vehicles prior to the roosevelt bridge. we are just getting in good news from these motorists. it may not look like it on this shot but parts of the lane are open and some traffic is getting through in the area. fire officials say initial 918 calls indicated the motorist that caused the crash may have suffered an emergency. several victims were transported from the scene. again, some of the lanes of eastbound 66 have reopened but traffic will be delayed for a while there. >>> firefighters are keeping an eye on the burning rubble of what used to be two homes in northern virginia. still winds helped to spread the flames among several houses in manassas near summer lake. kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: kathy kennedy can't fight back the tears as she looks at what is left of her home, one day after the fire. >> it was huge. i have never seen something so big. t
. mountains, chilly morning, near 50, much of west virginia and western maryland. and we have a few clouds drifting in from the north and west that will be with us this morning. otherwise, lots of sunshine today. we'll have afternoon highs climbing to near 80 degrees. we have low humidity and northwest breeze 20 miles per hour. overnight it will be clear and chilly, in fact. in the 40s throughout much of the region. afternoon highs intothe upper 70s with bright sun on tuesday. wednesday, increasing clouds and warming up into the upper 80s. and then moisture wednesday night, thursday, may bring us passing showers with highs, again, hot on thursday, in the upper 80s. morning lows near 70. jerry, good morning. how is our traffic? >> good morning, tom. good morning, everyone. smooth sailing. live pictures of interstate 270 from i-70 toward the capital beltway. no worries. southbound has been wrapped up. a couple spots clearing up on the northbound side. in from the west along interstate 66 toward the capital beltway from fair oaks in, light volume. west of that point it's beginning to pick up.
to julie wright with the on-time traffic. >>> let's start off in virginia with the inner loop slowing, braddock up to gallows where on the ramp at the exit is a stalled car. latest crash in the main line of 395 approaching glebe. the right side blocked off on the main line. it is heavy, slow and steady up to the accident scene. it's causing a tight squeeze out of shirlington past glebe and toward the 14th street bridge. 95 in separate stretchs will be slow, from dale city to lorton and newington toward the beltway. in maryland, between 205 and cedarville, accident pulled to the shoulder but the 301 is slow toward brandywine. 270 gridlocks to falls road before the pace improves. no change at the scene in northwest. 16th street is blocked off between park and columbia for investigation of an early morning fire. again a lot of bailout traffic on georgia avenue, 13th and 14th streets and north cap. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> we are following the news out of northwest d.c. with several people injured in a fire. many residents forced from their home. this happened at
lewis, also the first woman to be executed in virginia, convicted of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson for insurance money. she died by way of lethal injection, speaking her final words to her daughter, saying i want kathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry, end quote. protestors outside the prison argued lewis was treated unfairly in that case. martha: right now, we are awaiting a major hearing on the voter intimidation case that involves the new black panther party. one of the key government players in this controversy is about to give his side of this story. steve centanni is live at the u.s. commission on civil rights in washington. steve, bring us up to date on where this case stands now and who we expect to hear from today. >> reporter: we expect to hear from two lawyers in the justice department, both of whom recommended going ahead with prosecution of this case. now, let me take you back to 2008, the election day, the presidential election, ale pooing place in philadelphia, where three new black panther party members were standing outside, wearing black paramilit
to death in virginia. >> teresa lewis' case gained international attention not only because of her gender. also activists argued she lacked the intelligence to mastermind the crime. jim sciutto now reports from virginia's death row. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime. asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson, to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. in a jail house interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i wsh i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only has an iq of 72. just 2 points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her for the defense concluded, teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who voted to stay her execution. and thousands on the web. f
and storage in virginia volunteered to move and store her belongings and people call to offer her work and a place to stay. >> i am feeling happy and relieved, the stress. and now 100% is big change. >> d.c. officials say they've offered diaz counsling and services. >>> today on capitol hill, lawmakers presented what they call a disturbing picture of america's egg farm industry. they had serious questions the deplorable conditions found at two iowa farms linked to the summer salmonella outbreak. but as kristen dahlgren reports, the farm's owners were short on answers. >> reporter: it w a hearing that brought high emotion. disrupted by a protest against the entire egg industry. >> your wholeody head to toe is in agony. i was in fetal position for i don't know how long. >> reporter: while victims had plenty to say, theowner of one of the farms at the center of the salmonella outbreak refused to answer questions. >> i respectfully decline to answer the question. >> reporter: the investigation targets iowa's hillendale farms and wright county gs. these pictures are enough to make anyone si
the coast of north carolina and virg virginia, but fortunately the eye is still about 85 miles offshore, earl with top winds of 105 miles per hour was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight. so far the storm surge has been minor. the flooding, we understand, is minimal. >> cape cod and nantucket are still in its sights and expected to get hurricane force winds later today. >> we've got this storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker in kill devil hills on the outer banks of north carolina. al, good morning. what's going on? >> hey, guys, i tell you, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurrica
. and then he'll be on to virginia. more of the same. it's the battle for the bushes, you might argue. can the president sway swing voters in the mid terms? wendell goler will have the latest on that strategy. >>> and have you heard about this sky? cody brown, the newest breakout reality television star, butsy getting a whole lot more attention than perhaps he wanted as the star of helicopter sister wives" on tlc, he has four, count them, four, spouses, some 13 kids, and he is flaunting a polygamist lifestyle. >> my name is cody brown and you've got to meet my family. i'm a polygamist, but we're not the polygamists you think you know. i have three awesome wives, mary, janelle, and christie. >> gregg: he's since add add fourth. will authorizes prosecute him? should they? we'll debate it. jen let's take a live look at demoines, iowa, president obama now trying to fire up the democratic base ahead of the midterm elections. there he is. so he's hitting the suburbs to meet constituents, face to face. wendell goler is live at the white house with this story, wendell. >> reporter: jenna, the pres
by suing the federal government over the provisions of the new health care law, virginia attorney general ken kuchnellie predicts his case will end up in the supreme court. >> i hope in about a year and a half to come to a building bout two blocks that way and restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government and to kill the health care bill dead. >> reporter: similar rally was held last year with a much bigger turnout. xplained that many tea party supporters came to the glenn beck rally a few weeks ago and couldn't afford to take the same trip twice, : julie. >> julie: in washington, thank you very much, steve. n.a.t.o. forces in afghanistan break up a terror plot aimed at breaking up next week's election and the province killing a taliban commander and four insurgen. rt intelligence reports say the group was planning to fire rockets on afghan polling places. held captive for more than a year in iran now, another deal on the table that could possibly bring an american woman home. but she leaves behind two american friends, iran refes to release. new informatio
back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? without objection. >> madam speaker, what we just heard is nonsense. my friends on the other side of the aisle had had their way, in the worse -- worst economic recession in 80 years which was on their watch, they would have done nothing. mr. connolly: a republican economist said that but for the recover have iry and -- recovery and reinvestment act we would have gone into the great depression. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? without objection. mr. smith: our nation's unemployment continues to whoever near 10% and 15 million americans are looking for a job. that's seven million more than when the current majority took over. we have seen the results of these failed fiscal policies. deficits, debt, and economy which continues to struggle. unemployment has been above 9% for 16 consecutive months. instead of putting forth a bipartisan plan to spur job creation, washington democrats seem to be doing the exact opposite. in just a few
. >>> state of virginia executed teresa lewis in a murder for hire case. the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. she was . >>> the obama administration says an immediate end to the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell may threaten combat operations. they made the response keeping gays from serving openly. >>> one of the biggest singing stars of the 1950s has died. the family of eddie fisher says he had never quite recovered from a recrept hip surgery. fisher sold millions of records and also had a number of marriages to hollywood beauties, as well. remember debbie reynolds? elizabeth taylor and connie stevens. he's survived by four children including carrie fisher. he was 82 years old. ♪ >>> tough new restrictions on the diabetes drug aand have yeah. it's going to stay on the market we are told but only type ii diabetes patients with no other option can take it and that's what sanjay gupta's talking about. >> people have been wanting a decision on this for some time because there were reports saying there's an increased risk of heart attack with this medication. in j
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for politics.org and click on the crystal ball and read
in here this evening. some powerful thunderstorms in parts of central virginia. reports of hail an inch and a half in diameter -- those are some big storms. here is the line of storms we're keeping an eye out for the next couple of hours. at that, temperatures have warmed up into the '90s. 94 at richmond. 90 at charleston, west virginia. still 91 degrees in downtown baltimore. 94 degrees. then at the moisture. you can see the dew point level in the low seventies to our south and east. combined heat and moisture and a little weather disturbance and you get the thunderstorms for a few hours. storms will be eased us moving out and partly cloudy skies. watch for gusty thunderstorms with winds shifting to the northwest as a weak front goes by. overnight lows of 61. the front will get here and then all part. we get a chance for a shower at it. it will dissipate in our area tomorrow and the steady supply of hot and humid air will continue into thursday afternoon and friday. the first couple of days of fall will feel like midsummer. not much in the way of precipitation through friday afternoon.
americaspeakingout.com. what will raise the curtain today in sterling, virginia is an outline of an agenda we'd like to see democrats bring to the floor this week, today, that will focus on getting this economy moving again, getting spending under control, and, yes, it includes rolling back the, both the failed economic policies and broadly rejected government takeover of health care enacted last march. >> one of the things that is talked about in the pledge is about job creation and among the ideas there is a 20% reduction in income tax for small businesses. how is that fundamentally different than all of the small business initiatives that have already been proposed by the obama administration? >> well, what we are really talking about is a 20% reduction, immediately, on the bottom line of every small business owner and family farmer in america. but, you're also going to hear republicans today standing out here, as i am in front of front of a small business in sterling, virginia, you're going to hear republicans talk today about congress ought to be acting to make sure there is no tax increase on
virginia he gathered in a back yard with a number of people who'd been adversely affected by the economy, by the healthcare law in particular. they talked about their trials and tribulations, but they also talked about obama administration policy that's have helped them. and that's the sort of thing the president is going to be emphasizing here. starting in albuquerque, gathering at someone's home, talking about the economy. obviously, that is the number one issue in the upcoming elections. then he travels to madison, wisconsin. more overtly political trip there. he'll hold a rally for the democratic national committee. and then on to des moines, iowa, where again he'll be gathering for sort of a small, semi-private gathering. of course, we will be there with cameras. where people are going to be talking about the economy. and then on to richmond, virginia, finally wrapping up on wednesday, with a similar event. and this is the sort -- this is the thing, alex. it's all tied together. the president trying to emphasize what we've heard many times in the past several weeks, that when he too
in virginia. teresa lewis was given a lethal injection last night for masterminding the murders of her husband and stepson with an i.q. of 7 she wasn't intellectually orchestrating the crime. they blame her young lover and another hit man. officials described lewis' last moments. >> she appeared, to me, to come in under her own power. she was calm. i think she seemed very resolute, i guess, i would say. >> while death sentence is not uncommon, putting a woman to death is rare. virginia hasn't done it in almost a hundred years. the last time a female was executed anywhere in the united states was texas in 2005. >>> a desperate serve is under way for a missing child in tennessee. a woman claims she gave her baby to a total stranger but waited a week to report it. police say dickens is lying. now she is facing charges of aggravated child neglect. michelle is an investigative crime reporter. where is the baby now? >> investigators are trying to figure that out. i got off the phone with them a short time ago. they are right now accepting all leads from the public. they will move and do what they ca
in the virginia suburbs. he surrounded himself with people who have benefited from health care reform already. every bit the campaigner for a law that is still under Ñiattac. >> the issue of lifetime limits, that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. preexisting conditions for children, children who have preexisting conditions are going to be covered. if young people don't have health insurance through their employer, they can stay on their parents' health insurance up to the age of 26. >> now, if you want more details on what this health care plan can mean to you and what insurers are doing to get around this law, stay with us. >>> on capitol hill, there was star power today. that is actor kevin costner, back in front of congress talking about what he calls a slow and uncoordinated response to the bp oil spill. >> americans demand that this nightmare that continues to chase us into the 21st century be solved with real solutions. solutions that don't depend on dispersan dispersants, burning and public relations. what we don't need is a cosmetic show of force or a 500-page repor
with families in des moines. and then, richmond, virginia, talking about their economic struggles, before heading back to the white house. >>> a woman who falsely claimed that a stranger had attacked her with acid is expected to plead not xlt in court later today. bethany storro accepted thousands in donations before admitting she threw the acid on herself. authorities do believe she suffers from some mental health issues. >>> and on this national coffee day, dunkin' donuts and career builder conducted a survey to see who is most in need of a morning fix. the survey said 32% of workers needed coffee just to get through the workday. the profession that needed their cup of joe the most, nurses. >> us, too. >>> for some of you, your local news is coming up next. >> for others, rent-a-wolf. revealing the truth about wildlife films. i was! well, you could enjoy the taste of decadent dark chocolate, the crunch of almonds, plus 35% of your daily fiber... plus antioxidants in a kellogg's fiber plus bar. mmmm. right then. two more wishes? i'm good. oh. back to the lamp then. see ya! [ female annou
in virginia in nearly a century. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. the supreme court is nailing to block the lethal injection she is scheduled to receive tomorrow. >>> two, key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. this morning's "l.a. times" reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with the new provision in the law. with the other aspects, here is karen travers. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they become 26. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children due to pre-existing conditions. and insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick. the only reason to rescind coverage is in cases of fraud. support for the overhaul has declined since march. the obama's administration maintains that the public's bad opinion of the uh law is the result of misinformation. >> i think the more people engage in the conversation, the more that they understand we're g
road. southbound at gorge village avenue in virginia 66. man, the lane's look good evening. wide open there to inside the beltway. back to you. >>> fashion week in new york city is the industry's largest event, attracting the world's top designers and models and fashionistas. it just ended but not before a woman got a chance to stroll her stuff on the cat walk. eur. >> reporter: it's the super bowl of hair. >> but at this super bowl they have a different type of gridiron. >> we're going to iron the hair out and crimp it with a crimp iron. >> reporter: diane stevens owns two body spas in maryland. >> thereby beautiful for her face shape and eyes and our designer will love it. >> will you love it? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: designer of project runway's final lists hand picked diane to style the models showcasing her new spring collection. >> just showing the same vision in the hair that i have in my clothes. it still has the edginess. that's what us women are. we're soft and feminine. >> reporter: it's even rougher in africa, however, diane is equally at home there. a few years ago she ta
virginia, if the republicans, if they win back the senate, one of the places to do it is west virginia where a democratic seat held for over 50 years by the late senator byrd, there's a big battle there right now. the democratic governor manchin is a special candidate. the republican nominee raci and new ads on both sides nasty there in west virginia. we'll keep our eyes on that contest. again, if the republicans, if they win back control of the senate, one of the places to do it may be west virginia. talk about a rock star from new jersey. not springsteen or bon jovi. saw him last year in concert. very good. chris christie. the republican governor of the state and he's really turning into a republican rock star. he's been the man in demand on the campaign trail this year for republicans just like clinton for the democrats in a way. and we're learning from republican sources that christie's right here in washington today to kind of give a pep talk to house republicans just before they close it out and head back on the campaign trail. remember last year, christie pulled a big upset in t
, some people say, rode in on the obama wave. the virginia 5th district is conservative leaning and mccain won it with 50.6% of the vote. it is traditionally a republican stronghold and has become somewhat less so. and it is represented by a democrat. >> virginia's 5th district is the size of new jersey and it is a triangle shape with the sharltsville region, home to the university of virginia and thomas jefferson's home down to the south side of virginia, north carolina border that includes the city of martinsville, danville and part of lynchburg. the economy has hit the district hard. their unemployment tops 20%. it's bad, but not quite as bad as elsewhere in the district. there is unemployment continues to be a problem throughout the district. there have been a number of foreclosures, obviously like everywhere. people who have their jobs, their pay has stagnated for the last few years. so it's certainly a big problem here. tom perriello is a moderate democrat. whereas on some of the big ticket priorities on president obama and the democrats, he voted in favor of health care r
female executed in virginia in nearly a censhe was. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husban stepsoand stepson back in 2002. the supreme court is refusing to block the lethal injection she is set to receive tomorrow. lewis' attorney argued she should be spared because she is borderline mentally retarded. >>> two, key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. this morning's "l.a. times" reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with the new provision in the law. with more on the other aspects, here is karen travers. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they turn 26. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on pre-existing conditions. insurers must provide preventive services, such as mammograms and colonoscopies without requiring co-pays. and insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick. the only reason to rescind coverage is in cases of fraud. support for the over
'm prepared to do exactly that. >>> for the first time in nearly 100 years the state of virginia has executed a woman. theresa lewis was put to death billy that will injection tonight. the 41-year-old was found guilty of arranging the murders of her husband and stepson. the motive? a $250,000 life insurance policy. lewis' lawyers claim she was borderline disabled. there were more than 7,000 appeals to stop her execution. >>> a person at san quentin killed another inmate. he used an item called a bone crusher. he made the item from stuff easily found behind bars. they use everything from toilet trees to actual bones. >> here an assortment of inmate manufactured weapons. >> crude home made prison knives. for generations inmates have called them sheriffs or shanks. these days they are called as heat. and the larger ones are bone crushers. >> they are very resource full. >> reporter: we saw a sample of things they made. they managed to make everything from slingshots to zip guns to a variety of bone crushers. share one made from a syringe, a toilet paper roller, here is a spear, the handle is mad
right. breaking news overnight because this is happening in virginia. a woman has been executed for the first time in almost 100 years. theresa lewis was convicted in 2003 of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson. she apparently wanted their insurance money. she died by lethal injection. lewis' final words were for her stepdaughter. >> miss lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her. and i'm very sorry. >> protesters were outside the prison arguing that lewis was treated unfairly, apparently he was very close to the i.q. line where you're not supposed to get executed. police trying to figure out who killed a nicaraguan diplomat in his apartment in the bronx here in new york. he was found on the floor. his throat had been slashed. this just hours before he was scheduled to attend the u.n. general assembly. witnesses say there was a fight in the apartment the night before the murder. police believe he probably knew his killer. >> people filling sandbags now all across southern minnesota and western wisconsin. that's going to happen a
, virginia where the president is holding a backyard discussion on healthcare reform. hreuts listen in. >> you have millions of people who are unemployed. you have hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their homes. there is a lot of apbg sit and stress out there. so much of our focus day-to-day is try to figure out how do we make sure that this recovery that we're slowly on starts accelerating in a way that helps folks all across the country? but when i ran for office i ran not just in anticipation of a crisis, i ran because middle class families all across the country were seeing their security eroded, partly because between the years 2001 and 2009 wages actually went down for the average family by 5%. we had the slowest job growth of any time since world war ii. the "wall street journal" called it the lost decade. and part of the challenge for families was is that even as their wages and incomes were flat lining their costs of everything from college tuition to healthcare was skyrocketing. and so what we realized was we had to take some steps to start dealing with these under
with the latest. >> reporter: later today, president obama heads to northern virginia to mark the six-month anniversary of the health care reform law, hailing some of the new protections that take effect this week. 4-year-old myra rakers' life will change this thursday in ways she's probably too young to understand. >> in the next couple of days, the most sweeping set of consumer protections go into law. >> reporter: protections like a ban on insurance companies imposing a lifetime limit on essential health benefits. just four years into her life, myra has had a kidney transplant and already hit her $500,000 lifetime coverage cap. >> they won't pay the claims. >> reporter: come september 23rd the insurance companies won't have a choice. >> just a huge weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. >> reporter: insurers will no longer be allowed to deny coverage to children even if they have pre-existing conditions, or stop providing coverage to customers because of technical errors on past applications. of course, these consumer protections don't come without a cost. >> impact is likely
national committee and former governor of virginia. good to have you with us this morning. >> good to be back, thanks. >> one of the things i wanted to draw your attention was the cnn opinion research poll that says more people think that the country would be better off if congress was run by the republicans than the democrats. is there an enthusiasm gap out there? is there some question about whether or not democrats have the country on the right track? >> kiran, we definitely over the summer we're seeing that enthusiasm gap in a lot of polls. but we're seeing it dramatically close. so i think the cnn poll has a gap at about, you know, single digits, eight or nine points. we were seeing polls that showed it at 30 points over the summer. we're also seeing other polls where in the generic congressional ballot the republicans had a ten-point edge a month ago, and now it's essentially a dead heat among likely voters and very close among -- dead heat among registered and very close among likely voters. >> about 11 points, but go ahead. >> and we think we've got good momentum now. we're
heads to a private residence in virginia to discuss the economy. >>> and imam continues to address the controversy surrounding his proposed cultural center and mosque in manhattan. he spoke this morning, saying he was saddened by recent events and gretted any misunderstandings on his intentions to build a mosque two blocks from ground zero. >>> this morning on the "today" show, robert gibbs continued his attack on john boehner. >> i think he represents the eight years that got us into this mess. cozy with lobbyists. tax cuts for the wealthy. you know, letting big corporations and wall street decide what's best for the american people. we tried that, meredith, it didn't work. it failed miserably. millions of people are out of work because of those ideas. >>> more evacuations in colorado after the second wildfire started in the state. this one burning in loveland. this latest wildfire is 10% contained. it has burned more than ten acres of land and destroyed one home. >>> mexican authorities have made the second arrest ofa drug cartel leader in as many months, capturing the top lieute
this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent lightbulbs. new energy standards will all but ban the bulbs over the next four years, forcing millions to switch to compact fluorescents. most of which are made overseas. seems the invention that thomas edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. one of the things he was working on a lot in the late 1880s and early 1890s were ways of improving the electric lamp. >> reporter: edison historian paul israel says the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was always somebody kind of looking forward. one of the things he was always very interested in was more efficient ways to generate electricity. so he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent bulb might be edison's most important innovation. notorious for getting by on a few hours' sleep, he wanted to transform the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night
. >>> a woman in virginia was the first woman executed in the united states in five years. 41-year-old teresa louis was put to death by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center last night. she was convicted of airpging the deaths of her husband and stepson to get $250,000 in life insurance mon. >> italy will no longer useful body scanners at airports. after a six month investigation their government is scrapping the program deeming the use of the machines slow and ineffective. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will be at least one day late returning to earth. they were already aboard the capsule supposed to bring them home when there was a problem opening hooks and latches. that is the second problem in three months with docking or undocking russian spacecraft at the station. >> thai 6:47. palo alto based facebook apologizes for the worst teg enology outage in four years. a lot of facebook users could not get to their account for up to two and a half hours yesterday. 25% were getting a message that said failure. facebook said there was a problem with an error che
were active in social justice. >>> american hiker air virginia sarah shourd is expressing thanks today after meeting with president mahmoud ahmadinejad. after a ten-month wait shourd and her mother spoke with ahmadinejad to ask for her fiance and close friend to be released. >> it is a good feeling for me to tell him my story directly. i'm thankful for this and hopeful it will make a difference for shane and josh. >> recipient of the congressional medal of honor, colonel jack jacobs is joining me this morning. good morning. listening to sarah talk about her experience, i have tremendous admiration for her because she spin this is so eloquently politely and respectfully when many other people would be willing to slam what happened to her. >> yeah, evidently that's the kind of person she is. of course, in dealing with an entity like iran and somebody like ahmadinejad, sometimes if you are a little more polite than you otherwise would be you point out what a bunch of idiots they are. >> she goes to speak with ahmadinejad pleading for the release of her fiance and friend. ahmadinejad said
. >> reporter: the virginia suburbs made mr. obama the first democratic president to win the state in 44 years, but chose a republican governor in 2009. likewise, suburbs of denver and las vegas turned colorado and nevada from red to blue two years ago may be trending back. but after a year of intensely partisan bickering between democrats and republicans, perhaps two dozen of the most competitive congressional races levy says will put a premium on moderation. >> we will see the candid can dates that ran to the right -- candidates that ran to the right in primaries, all trying to run to the middle to get to suburban voters. >> reporter: if conventionm wisdom that politics is getting more partisan but the fact that the country is getting more suburban. if suburban voters are better educate and more moderate, maybe a chance politics will follow suit. >> bret: wendell goler live on the north lawn. thank you. stocks were down today. the dow lost a little less than 23. the s&p 500 dropped three points. nasdaq also gave back three. the former head of the nation's fastest growing labor union says he
going to be huge, alex. it was thursday when republicans gathered out in sterling, virginia, and they unveiled their pledge to america. not to say a contract with america. a lot of people, include something conservatives, criticized it as being light on the details. but the political reality is how much detail do they really need to vat this point. they're almost running a front-runner campaign. but now they have this manifesto to guard themselves against the charge of being the party of no. they want to repeal and replace health care. they want more small business deductions. they want a free spending in 2008 levels. today the communications director here posted a blog post pointing out that that would mean the cutting of many head start children from the head start program. some 3,000 correctional officers from federal facilities around the country. 2700 fbi agents and this morning, the president in his web address had the following to say about gop plans. >> it's grounded in the same warn-out philosophy. cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, cut the rules for wall
. long is the pastor at new birth missionary ban tigs church. >>> the way is clear for virginia to carry out its first execution of a woman in nearly a century. the supreme court has now refused to block tomorrow's scheduled lethal injection of teresa lewis. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson back in 2002. her attorney had argued lewis' borderline mentally challenged and because of that she should be spared. >>> at least one republican congressional candidate does not want campaign support from sarah palin. jeffrey perry from massachusetts is dismissing palin, calling her an entertainer. you can expect to see palin and two democratic heavyweights on the campaign trail, as john hendren reports. >> reporter: it's a battle of political titans. in the republicans' corner, sarah palin. >> i wouldn't go that far. >> reporter: in the other corner, a democratible dream team. former president bill clinton and first lady michelle obama. >> take care, thank you. >> reporter: the first lady's travel schedule is a map of endangered democrats. wisconsin for russ feingo
is something that we have to debate about, but i do not believe in sanctuaries. host: alexandria, virginia. oscar, democratic line. caller: i just came to the united states. i am a legal resident now. before people talk about the eagles not paying taxes -- talk about illegals not paying taxes , we do not steal the numbers, we just invent them. in my case i work for seven years with a fake number that they took. for seven years i have worked, i will never get the money with my three jobs and we do pay taxes. inform yourself. you will understand that most undocumented people do pay taxes. make sure that the criminals do not get any identification in your passage of this law. the people that have worked really hard to put food on the table for their families, but they wanted an opportunity. forgive them. those k -- host: ok. congressman? guest: becoming a naturalized citizen, i understand what he is saying. but what you are saying validates what i have been saying. looking as social security, the last numbers i saw were over $4 billion there, people like yourselves that i put money in and pro
state takes on number ten virginia tech 8:00 eastern time on our sister network espn news. i'll take boise state. my good friend brian murphy's a reporter in idaho covering that scene. hope he has a good season. >> a lot of people saying they're overrated. >> we'll see, we'll see. >>> finally this half hour, the drama hitting a sour note on "american idol." rob, typically it's the people in front of the judges' desk getting the boot from the show. >> not this time around. the controversy behind the desk this year is leading to a big shakeup. who's in and who's out? here's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: with season ten auditions already under way, it is down to the wire. can "american idol" find the right new judges to stop a ratings slide? >> this is a wakeup call time for "american idol." the ratings went down approximately 5 million this year. they cannot lose another 5 million next season. it's a perfect time for the judge panel to be shaken up. >> reporter: sash ray dequartereddy's departure had been rumored for week. with everyone from justin timberlake to elton john on the wish l
state fair of virginia. it's been a virginia tradition since 1854, the first year chris wragge went. all sorts of family fun, animals, rides, music, swing dancing, festival food and arts and crafts. thanks to everyone for watching "the early show" on saturday on cbs 6 in richmond. that will do it for weather. chris, over to you. >> all right, lon, thanks so much. we can't hear a darn thing out here with all the music playing. when we come back, ron miguel is here. born to be wild from a white tiger to kangaroo, he's got it all from the miami zoo, we've got it all. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. i'm being charged a $35 annual fee. yes? tell me it's a mistake. yes? are you saying yes or are you asking yes? yes? peggy? peggy? anncr: want better customer service? switch to discover. ranked #1 in customer loyalty. it pays to discover. no pain medicine is proven to last longer than advil. not tylenol. not aleve. nothing lasts longer than advil. pain relief that lasts. one more reason to make advil your #1 choice. caltrate delivers 1200 mg of calcium plus vitamin d to help reduce your
a lot to actually gallon virginia nice the left. in fact yesterday at a chamber luncheon in anchorage, berkowitz reached out and endorsed her. the folk that are coming around here are not perceived as conservative, but they have policies of the past rather than recognizing the situation we are in right now. jenna: let's talk a little bit about the two party system. you've called yourself a constitutional conservative. do you believe the way the government is running right now with the two party system is the way that the founders intended it to run or is this country at a political crossroads today. >> it's at a political crossroads in the sense that this nation as a whole, not only here in ask but in many other states week nicest that we cannot go forward with the system we have in great, growing government, growing fiscal debts that are making the country financially. and it is time for one of the parties, and i think that is best placed in the republican party to catch that understanding and put into effect a system that reverses the growth of government. it's an opportunity to skh
the elections? virginia write, depends on how smart or stupid people are. if they're smart, the increase in poverty levels will create a corresponding increase of votes for the democrats. why anyone poor would vote republican is beyond me. missy writes it doesn't matter if democrats are at fault or not, they're the party in power. the nation looks to them for solutions. when they fail to address the very real problems this country has they deserve all the blame that is heaped upon them. joe writes, hard to say how it will affect the elections. it does indicate how effective the emfa service preventing the transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor has been. the rich are assuccumulating al the wealth. mike writes, the only group people can turn to if they are fed up with the status quo is the tea party. it's very possible people are voting for the tea party candidates simply out of frustration, not knowing what the group really stands for. she writes from arizona, it will probably be bad for the democrats as there are so many voters out there with short-term memory loss who don't rememb
mean, the state of virginia, you know very well a few weeks ago in that primary vote, you were up, what, 35 percent in a republican turnout over last time? >> huge. bill: that's substantial. >> you're going to have -- there's no doubt in my mind you're going to have a very big republican turnout and much of it if not most of it will be a protest vote. protest votes are very powerful motivation, not to be underestimated and apathy in midterms with the party in power is also a very distinct problem that occurs tile and again, particularly when times are bad, and times remain bad in the eyes of most americans. americans weren't loving the way the economy was growing when it was growing in the middle years of the bush administration, they certainly aren't happy with it now and they're not going to be happy any time soon. these measures taken now by the president i don't think are going to have any noticeable effect. bill: we'll debate if this in 30 minutes with doug schoen and brad blakeman. good to see you. >> i hope so. juliet: such a cool guy. >>> tropical storm hermine barreling into th
. emergency planners to the virginia story line has put its shelters on standby. there are forecast of seven on mortgages several hon problem of the team and does that have already fallen over the past week. the flood watches are in the fact uncrossed eastern carolina. some of the things going in washington congress has left the capital. members of the house have had at home to campaign for reelection after meeting long enough to vote on the continuing resolution to stop the government in operation with funds to do that to the next few months to avoid of free elections federal shutdown. top regulators will testify about how they're working to give financial overhaul bill some teeth. so it's effective. postal service getting attention there will be a verdict today about a day and what they're not they can raise the cost of the stamp by two sons. that would make it 46¢ to mail a letter. postal service lost and it is on a track to lose 7 billion over two years. 5:43 a.m. more headline straight ahead out of vallejo this is westbound 37 rate by 29 they have opened up the slow lane city nearby at
the november election. we're joined by former governor of virginia, doug wilder, the first african-american governor. good morning to you, governor. >> good morning, gretchen, brian. always good to be here. >> gretchen: good to have you as well. so what do you make of what the president said and then when you look at the support and how that's dwindling in the african-american community, 26% of democrats now say they're excited compared with 80% when president obama was elected. >> that's the real issue. it's not really an issue as to whether people don't still want to see president obama do well. most people in the nation want to see him do well, want to see the nation do well. the real question is is there a transference effect. is he able to say, listen, vote for such and such a people or such and such a persons because if you do that, it could help me. now, you got midterm elections almost a month away. you've got people looking pretty bad in some instances, particularly in the congress and the house. and is it enough at this time to do that? when you have this lady in atlanta
that many had feared. north carolina governor bev purdue said her state dodged a bullet. virginia and maryland feeling the effects of earl. new york's eastern long island and massachusetts and cape cod in its sights. earl remains a powerful category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 miles an hour. >> turning to politics now. arizona governor jan brewer calls it the longest 16 seconds of her life. if you haven't seen it, when you do you will understand what she is talking about. a televised debate that happened earlier in the woke. the governor delivered her opening statement. she was at an uncomfortable loss for words. here is a look. >> i have done so much and i just cannot believe that we have changed everything since i have become your governor in the last 600 days. arizona has been brought back from its abyss. we have cut the budget. we have balanced the budget. and we are moving forward. we have done everything that we could possibly do. we have -- did what was right for arizona. >> there was a lot more to the story than just the awkward silence there. christina boomer
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